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Views on BG | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

CHINA HAS WARNED TAIWAN THAT PRESIDENT CHEN SHUI-BIAN'S CALL FOR A REF...

China has warned Taiwan that President Chen Shui-bian's call for a referendum on independence will lead the island to "disaster". A spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office was reacting to a speech made by President Chen on Saturday, which referred to

World | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

ISRAEL HAS ANNOUNCED A "TOTAL BAN" ON PALESTINIAN TRAVEL IN MUCH OF TH...

Israel has announced a "total ban" on Palestinian travel in much of the West Bank, following a series of attacks by Palestinian militants. Israeli Defence Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer said the army was "imposing a total blockade of the West Bank.

World | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

A CAR BOMB HAS EXPLODED OUTSIDE A POLICE BARRACKS IN SOUTHEASTERN SPAI...

A car bomb has exploded outside a police barracks in southeastern Spain killing two people, and injuring more than 20 others. Police sources said the explosion took place in the crowded coastal resort of Santa Pola, near Alicante, shortly after 2030 (1830

World | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR IS COMING UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE TO RECAL...

Prime Minister Tony Blair is coming under increasing pressure to recall Parliament so MPs can debate possible military action against Iraq. One of Labour's most senior backbench members Tam Dalyell has written to Mr Blair telling him he has a "moral oblig

World | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

WAYS TO ENHANCE COPPERATION WITH LEBANON AND JORDAN TO BE SOUGHT BY PM THERE

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg left on working visits to Lebanon and Jordan on Monday. Ways to enhance cooperation between Bulgaria and the two countries will be discussed during the visits.

Politics | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

TOBACCO MONOPOLY WORKERS STAGED A TOKEN STRIKE MONDAY

A token strike began on Monday in almost all subsidiaries of Bulgartabac Holding. Workers from Bulgartabac's holding subsidiaries in Plovdiv, Dulovo, Silistra, Pleven, Vidin and Shumen joined the protest.

Politics | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

EC NOTES BULGARIA'S POSITIVE AGRICULTURAL TRADE BALANCE

The European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture circulated late last week a report that provides key statistical and economic information on the agricultural situation in each EU aspirant country. In the country report on Bulgaria, the report

Views on BG | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

BULGARIAN WINS BATTLE TO CALL HIMSELF MANCHESTER UNITED

The Scotsman Chris Stephen

Views on BG | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF VAT ACCOUNT APPLICATIONS EXPIRED ON...

The deadline for the submission of VAT account applications expired on August 1. The tax administration has received a total of 68,560 applications and has issued 68,533 VAT account permits.

Politics | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

MOST PETROL RETAILERS WILL NOT ADJUST PRICES

Some of the major domestic petrol retailers decided to keep prices the same despite the three percent hike in wholesale prices that was announced last week by LUKoil Neftochim. The Burgas-based oil refinery explained the hike with surging oil prices on th

Business | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

NEW SETTLEMENT SYSTEM STARTS OPERATION IN OCTOBER

New York-based integrated payment system developer Montran has been hired to build a real-time interbank gross settlement system (RINGS) system, which will allow interbank settlements to be executed in seconds. The system is planned to handle ten percent

Business | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

ARRAIGNMENT CHAMBER CONVENES TODAY TO CONTINUE WITH MEDICS CASE

The Arraignment Chamber in Benghazi, which is to rule on whether the six Bulgarian medics, charged with intentionally infecting Libyan children with HIV, should stand trial before a criminal court convenes today to proceed with their case. Osman Bizanti,

Politics | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

UPGRADE OF BULGARIA’S ROADS ESTIMATED AT EUR 4,5 B

The renovation and expansion of Bulgaria’s road network will cost EUR 4,5 B. That is said in a report of the French engineering company Louis Berger.

Business | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

IMF ESTIMATES SET 6% GROWTH AS REALISTIC TARGET

Bulgaria needs a higher economic growth than the planned 4%, Piritta Sorsa, Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund, said. According to IMF estimates Bulgaria may reach 6% growth, in case of more investments and better external environm

Business | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

AGENCY, MINISTER REPORTS ON BULGARTABAC SAID TO BE ALMOST IDENTICAL

The percentage of coincidence between the reports on Bulgartabac offers of the Privatization Agency and Agriculture Minister Dikme is 80%, Apostol Apostolov, Privatisation Agency (PA) Executive Director, said. At its meeting on Friday last week the workin

Business | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

CARLSBERG BREWERIES ACQUIRES 67% STAKE IN PIRINSKO PIVO

Carlsberg Breweries A/S entered an agreement for the acquisition of a 67 % stake in the Bulgarian brewery Pirinsko Pivo after the deal is approved by the Commission for the Protection of Competition. Pirinsko Pivo is a public company and as a majority sha

Business | August 5, 2002, Monday // 00:00

TRADE UNIONS START NEGOTIATIONS WITH BULGARTABAC BIDDERS

The Confederation of Tobacco Workers Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria will initiate independent negotiations with each of Bulgartabac bidders, the confederation chairman Kosta Bozhinov said in the town of Pleven. The negotiations will start on Monday

Business | August 4, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

THE LIVING FLOOR SPACE PER OCCUPANT AVERAGED 19.05 SQ M IN 2001, THE N...

The living floor space per occupant averaged 19.05 sq m in 2001, the National Statistical Institute reported.

Politics | August 4, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

MUNICIPAL COMPANY ZOO COMPASSION, WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF CONTROLLING TH...

Municipal company Zoo compassion, which is in charge of controlling the number of stray dogs in the capital Sofia, beats the dogs to death, representatives of NGOs for animal protection alarmed in a statement. The Supreme Cassation Prosecutor’s Office has

Politics | August 4, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

THE TWO KOREAS HAVE AGREED TO HOLD CABINET-LEVEL TALKS THIS MONTH, THE...

The two Koreas have agreed to hold cabinet-level talks this month, the first on the divided peninsula since November last year. Among a number of reconciliation projects, North Korea has said it will take part in the Asian Games, which are being held in t

World | August 4, 2002, Sunday // 00:00
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